Coat

Coat
Title
Coat
Date 
1942
Medium 
Wool, silk, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 x 22 x 33 in. ( 10.2 x 55.9 x 83.8 cm )
Description 
Khaki-colored worsted wool single-breasted Air Corps officer'ssummer coat; double collar with shallow lapels; shoulder loops with buttons at the collar end; 4 buttons down the front, 4 pockets on the front with flaps which button closed; all buttons cast with the Great Seal of the U.S.; closed sleeves (no cuffs) with a band of yellow lacing around each wrist; 2 panels at the back; front panels, sleeves and top half of back panel lined with khaki-colored silk, vertical slit pocket at left breast.
Credit Line 
Gift of Paul H. Downing
Object Number 
1946.120a
Marks 
stamped: reverse of front buttons: "SUPERIOR / QUALITY" embroidered: inside, on label on breast pocket: "Royal Uniforms / "FIT FOR A KING" / 45 EAST 29TH ST. / NEW YORK" printed: inside breast pocket, on label: "ROYAL UNIFORMS / 257 Fourth Ave. New York City / Name / Date / No. / Bt. / W / Sl / Seat / L" handwritten: inside breast pocket, on label: "Major P H Downing / 5/18/42 / 37 1/2 / L35 R.34 1/2 / 45 1/2 / 3X"
Gallery Label 
This coat is part of a uniform worn by Paul H. Downing during World War II. Downing served in the Air Corps as commanding officer of the Rochester (N.Y.) Region, Materiel Command.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group